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For this week’s Magic The Gathering Arena tournament, the first featured match in the top eight saw a long Orzov Midrange vs Orzov control matchup. After continually fighting for control of the battlefield, many board sweeps, and on the back of a 3/4 flyer with deathtouch ( Henrika Dominathi ) boosted by The Wandering Emperor, Luca Boldrini was finally able to gain the edge needed to force Keganfall to concede game one. Keganfall came back to score a knockout using hive of tyrant, and in the deciding game of the match, Keganfall was able to build an advantage to overwhelm the opponent and take the match. In the second feature match of the Quarterfinals, we saw Zan Sed fight a war of attrition against Tom Y, and Tom found his clock grinding down to thirty seconds left in game three, forcing him to concede when it was clear he did not have enough time left to find a way to try to win the match. Zan went on to the Semifinals, where he traded the first two games against Alex Gonzalez, with Zan losing his game as he struggled to find mana, while Alex’s game slipped away as he dead drew too many lands as Zan played an Emeria’s Call to take game two. In game three, it was Alexis who was able to cast Emeria’s call, taking game three with the card that sealed his own fate in game two, and he moved on to the Grand Finals, where he fell to Keganfall, taking second place just shy of the crown.